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Old 04-01-2007, 09:31 AM   #128
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Location: Shawangunks
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Originally Posted by ctp13
500 miles from home On a Sunday in the middel of nowhere OR we start running on one cyl I find that the "C" clip that holds the main needle up has failed - HMMM really small thing!

THis is why I own Airheads - I used a small piece of hose clamp cut out one "eye" and opend it up slid it over the nedele and 8 hours later home!

I left that thing in place -untill I sold the bike ( I did buy a pair of clips and kept them with me but the fix was in and undooing a running bike seemed like bad karma.

Thats great! The failure rate on those spring clips is pretty low. Love the fix. What led you to surmise it was the needle/clip?
Unintentional psychokinesis.
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